Who was it that made the "rule" that a dandelion is a weed????
Whomever they were, they did NOT know the joy of a single dandelion in the spring after a long harsh winter on the Frozen Tundra!!
Nor were they a child. Children see dandelions for what they are - - - bright, cheery, beautiful, yellow markers of SPRING!!!
No, had the "weed" rule-makers known the joy of the FIRST dandelions of spring, they would have called them wild flowers and honored them as beloved friends.
Perhaps they would even have immortalized them on a plate like this one given to me by my dear friend Norma.
If you are shaking your head thinking I've LOST it over dandelions you need to know that THIS is the first dandelion we've seen this spring on the Frozen Tundra. And I'm just guessing that if YOU aren't as excited over it as I am, you do NOT dwell on a Frozen Tundra.
I went back today to the two little antique shops which Eloise and I visited yesterday. This time I came away with more treasure!!!
Some of my treasure is being brought home in the truck by Fisherhubby and Eloise's hubby Bill. I'll show it to you later.
But for now - - - - just feast your eyes on THIS gem:
No, no, NO - - - I shall NOT paint it!! I shall enjoy it in all its natural wood beauty.
I love its details and spindles.
The seat is faux leather - - - already deliciously and naturally distressed.
I have plans for this chair to join some other furniture in what will SOON be our little "guest hide-away" down in the region of the FBC.
But in the mean time, I have tucked it into a corner of the dining room where I can see and enjoy it every day!!!
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